ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Soaked in Your Radiant Garden of Spring’s Delight. A Birthday Dedication to Shauna Bowling

Updated on March 4, 2017
manatita44 profile image

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Shauna and pet. Happy Soul's Day!

Source

Shauna Bowling

Courtesy of bravewarrior
Courtesy of bravewarrior | Source

Young Shauna

Source

"Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to you.

We love your soul's rainbow-dreams,

Promise-play." -Sri Chinmoy.


"Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday to you,

Happy, happy, birthday.

God gives my Heart, from His Heart,

A very special ray." - Sri Chinmoy.

To Shauna, a most wonderful and beautiful Spirit

The dark fog of winter disperses, as spring beckons anew,

Nightingales chant verses; sapphire moon illuminates the eve.

The everglade lamps of nature’s beauty, dance beneath my gaze,

In a spectacle of charisma.

The mystic symphonies; the wafts of daffodils;

Azaleas light up the pathways of lunar change,

As I waltz to the elegance of hyacinths and tulips.


Hands clasped tightly together we walk;

The blossoming magnolias, now cradling my Beloved,

As She draws Her gaze into my chest; embraces me,

Whispering to the quickening rhythms of my Spirit.

O Love, You stand timeless, without tomorrows or yesterdays,

As I inhale the fragrance of Thy breath,

Soaked in Your radiant garden of Spring’s Delight.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 1st March, 2017.

-Awakening The Inner Light ~

Illumining Light

Source

Light

"O Light, O unparalleled transformer of darkness,

You illuminate my shadows; cascade candles on my abyss,

Flooding my path with effulgence,

To grant me Love." -Manatita

Gratitude

"My own gratitude Heart, is all that matters." -Sri Chinmoy.

My Gratitude Heart, always knows the way.

My Gratitude Heart, always is the way." -Sri Chinmoy.


"Surrender sweetness, Gratitude fullness,

Every day I need." -Sri Chinmoy."

Bouquet

Source

Quotes on Love by Sri Chinmoy and Christ

"My love throbingly says: “God is all blessing.” God’s Love smilingly says: “My child is all gratitude.”

Love radiates the life of harmony,
brightens the joy consciousness and sharpens the sword of intuition.
Love is always ready to meet man’s every soulful demand.
Love conquers all that is unlike God.
It is, indeed, supreme over all.....

No time-born desire can rend my love of light.
My love of light flies beyond the widespread net of death.
Mine is the love that has the birthless origin and the deathless end."- Sri Chinmoy

"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." - John 15: 12.

Andre Rieu's music of Spring

Sri Chinmoy on birthdays

“Each birthday is a new awakening. Each birthday is a new hope. Each birthday is a new promise. Each birthday is a new fulfilment….

Each birthday is a tune, a melody of the universal music. Each individual is also a melody of the universal music. The seeker grows and grows in his music, which he can hear with his soulful ears. The very presence of the soul-child inside us is what grants us a taste of the universal music…

Each birthday is a petal of a flower. The flower, petal by petal, blossoms and then it is ready to be placed at the inner shrine in the aspiring heart…

At every moment, God, the Author of all good, celebrates the seeker’s birthday.”_ Sri Chinmoy.

Spring

Is spring a favourite of yours?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Yes, indeed! It changes everything! It is the very life-breath of God. Thank you for your discernment or wisdom.

    • cam8510 profile image

      Chris Mills 

      20 months ago from Flagstaff, AZ

      Beautiful tribute to a beautiful person, Manatita. I appreciate the emphasis on gratitude. It changes everything.

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, I forgot to make a wish! Darn..... :-)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Thank you, my Dear Gypsy. Have a great day!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most wonderful tribute to a very beautiful and talented lady. Hope all her birthday wishes come true.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      So far, eh? God's willing I'll be in NY and perhaps Maryland, Washington in April. Have a great day!!

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      Miami's about four hours or so south of me.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Ok, now let's see where you are. Central Florida? I'm on the next plane. Actually we have a Sri Chinmoy Centre in Miami and some surburban areas as well. I went to the Parliament of Religions (Centenary) in 1993, I believe, in Chicago, but not Florida. Actually, I think I went many years ago, probably '81.

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      It's delicious, Manatita. I used to make it every year for myself.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Banana with sea foam icing! You're a true romantic, Shauna.

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      If you're going to bake a cake, I'd like to request either banana with sea foam icing or carrot cake. Not much into chocolate....

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Oh...So happy you had a party! We MUST celebrate as we age~~mostly because that "magical age" comes quickly when we no longer may party, unless we're ready to seriously hurt ourselves! Of course I'm sure you did not have any alcohol since you're poignant and it's just not good for my Godchild if U drink. Buffalo wings and a veggie platter sounds wonderful....but if I had been there, you'd have had a CAKE....a double fudge, chocolate cherry & whipped cream Two-layer yummy cake and ICE CREAM!! Next year, I'LL plan the party!! Cheers!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Great Shauna! Glad you enjoyed it. Glory be!

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      Paula, you're a trip! We had a birthday party at work yesterday, mixed with our weekly Friday Happy Hour. I requested a veggie platter and buffalo wings instead of a cake. I made my signature blue cheese dressing. Yum! No music, tho. That would have been the icing on the non-cake!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Very good stuff, fpherj48, Nice! Thank you so much for the impromptu bit of fun. All part of the occasion.

      Hi Linda, I appreciate this. Thank you so much!!

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful birthday present for Shauna, Manatita!

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Sha's Birthday?? OMG! I'll hurry and make a cake & pull out all the decorations! Quick, Ruby,,,hire a D.J. and order the food. We absolutely have to throw a party for our Sha!! Manatita....will you recite Poetry for us? Call the gang....."come as you are." Sha....don't read this. It's a Surprise Party!! Love you!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Thank you, Ruby. Appreciated.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful birthday dedication to one of my favorite writers. Have a special day Shauna...

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Thank you, Gina.

      A very beautiful Soul indeed! Stay well.

    • Gina Welds-Hulse profile image

      Gina Welds Hulse 

      20 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

      Such a beautiful birthday dedication to a beautiful woman. Happy birthday, Shauna!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Ever- considerate, Brother Venkatachari M.

      I'm sure that Shauna will be pleased. Thank you so much!

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      Thank you all for your well wishes. I love the bouquet, too, Venkatachari. It has my favorite color in it - purple.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A wonderful sonnet celebrating our nice friend Shauna's birthday. The bouquet is so beautiful and awesome. Thanks, my Bro, for this poem and quotes from Sri Chinmoy.

      Shauna, wish you a Very Happy Birthday.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Thank you, Dee. Appreciated. Stay blessed!

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Lovely dedication to a lovely person! Happy Birthday, Shauna. So thoughtful, Manatita.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Thanks Bill, 'nuff' respect!

      Ah Shauna, you've graced my page, O Knight. Great to see you and hope you take a well deserved rest today. Put your feet up, have a nice massage or aromatherapy and chill. Maybe when I'm skilled with videos, I can sing for you. Happy, happy Birthday, my Dear. They are all songs. Wish that you could hear them. Talk to the nightingales.

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, I'm completely blown away! Your words touch my heart. It's amazing how you've woven my favorite flowers and scents into your heartwarming message.

      You have truly made this birthday one of the best. Thanks also for Sri Chinmoy's reflection on birthdays. I love his perspective.

      Thank you for honoring me my sweet friend!

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A beautiful dedication to one of my oldest and dearest HP friends.....what a great way to begin my day.

      love to you and Sha

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)